Sarah Gorke joins the Aspire Center as a Career Specialist, where she will work with faculty and students in the fields of arts and culture. Through relevant experiential learning opportunities, she will assist students by helping them explore their career aspirations and build their personal networks and professional skills that will evolve throughout their lifetimes.
She has a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Her bachelor’s is from Carthage College, where she majored in music with an emphasis in vocal performance and minored in religion.
As a student at Carthage, Sarah took advantage of the diverse set of opportunities available; including traveling overseas multiple times during J-Term, participating in sorority life (Chi Omega), becoming involved in many student organizations, acting as a theater fellow, and attaining on-campus employment.
Sarah has served Carthage in prior professional capacities as an Adjunct Voice Faculty member and as the music department’s Ensemble Tour Manager. As Executive Director of the Kenosha Symphony, Sarah led an aggressive re-branding and exponentially enhanced donor support and audience attendance. She also developed a robust internship program for students interested in arts administration in partnership with Carthage College. Most recently, Sarah helped to implement the Academies of Racine by developing and providing real-world experiences for high school students with local businesses and industry professionals.
In her spare time, Sarah loves to sing and act and has been involved in many regional music and theater productions; even lending her voice on a Grammy-nominated CD with the Milwaukee Symphony. She is honored to be “mama” to her son, Rocco, and takes joy in seeing the world through his fresh set of eyes.
M.M. in Vocal Performance
Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
B.A. in Music (emphasis in Vocal Performance) with a minor in Religion